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CNC Programmer

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



This position is eligible for a $2K signing bonus!



Primary Objective: To apply standard manufacturing engineering practices in the CNC/NC machining center.  This includes costing, routing, methods, standards and programs.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1.     Responsible for developing the detail process and the program for the machining of parts on CNC/NC machine tools at the lowest part cost consistent with quality and schedule constraints.

        •     Selects the available machine tool best suited for the part.

        •     Selects and documents the tooling package to be used to machine the part.

        •     Programs the part using the programming systems available at MTS.

        •     Performs off machine debugging of programs.

        •     Provides on machine start-up assistance on new or revised programs as requested.

        •     Develops standard times for CNC/NC machined parts.


2.     Provides assistance to designers and manufacturing engineers on parts which may be run on CNC/NC machine tools.


3.     Provides CNC/NC programs in accordance with established schedules and priorities.


4.     Maintains the following records:

        •     Available programs for each machine by part number and revision level.

        •     Tooling package to be used with each part.


5.     Maintains an understanding of the 'state-of-the-art' on programming language and related hardware and software systems used at MTS and in the industry.

        •     Provides assistance on new equipment purchased at MTS.


6.     Develops and maintains programming procedures.

        •     Develops and documents a standard tool library for recall on like operations.

        •     Set up and index a library of standard machining moves and routings.


7.     Provide training for CNC/NC Programmer 1 and 2 as required.


8.      Performs or schedules others to perform maintenance on assigned programming hardware.  Maintains records of maintenance costs and alerts manager as to potential problems.


9.     Utilizes method to maximize production machine utilization.


10.  Participates in the review of rejected material and takes appropriate corrective action.


11.  Implements manufacturing systems.


12.  Recommends and evaluates design changes to enhance CNC machining on existing products.


13.  Develops design and drafting standards to enhance CNC machine ability, includes CAD-CAM interfaces.


14.  Provides process research for new tooling and methods.


15.  Provides plant layout and machine installation help as required.


16.  Responsible for material handling methods in the CNC work centers.


17.  Develop QA and QC procedures and equipment to be used in the CNC work centers and monitors performance, taking action as required.




Six years CNC/NC machining experience with knowledge of software operating systems & post processor development or one year as level 2 (four years CNC/NC machining experience or job of a relevant technical nature).



MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

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